As you know, on Friday, January 29, 2021, Chief Lonnie Bolar and Firefighter Tayler Bradford, as part of the eight-member Waynoka VFD, responded to a residential fire. The fire was initially reported by a person trapped in a bedroom of the home — and they were absolutely trapped.
Chief Bolar and Firefighter Bradford entered the home and found a man and woman. While attempting to perform rescues, there was a roof collapse that killed both Chief Bolar and Firefighter Bradford as well as the occupants.
Fire Chief Bolar was 45 years old and had 15 years of service.
Firefighter Bradford was 28 years old and had nine years of service.
The National Transportation Safety Board announced Saturday that it is investigating the fire because it involved a natural gas pipeline. More to follow.
Take Care. Be Careful. Pass it On.
The Secret List 2/1/2021-1456 hours